For more information, visit http://gbbc.birdcount.org.
Launched in 1998 by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the GBBC was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and display the results in almost real time. More than 160,000 people from all over the world take part in the four-day count each year.
Participating is simple: for at least 15 minutes during the count, just tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see, from wherever you happen to be. Create a free online account to enter your count.
And if you like photography, enter the photo contest. Click here for the rules, click here for a gallery of the gorgeous entries from 2017, and click here for a list of prizes.
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